"I don't want people to think I'm an entertainer..."
From under the desk, C.C.("Bud") Baxter (Jack Lemmon) has produced a hatbox, and out of the
hatbox a black bowler, which he now puts on his head.
Bud: It's what they call the junior
executive model. What do you think?
Fran (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator operator on whom Bud has a crush, looks at him blankly, absorbed in her own thoughts.
Guess I made a boo-boo, huh?
Fran (paying attention again):
No - I like it.
Really? You mean you wouldn't be
ashamed to be seen with somebody in
a hat like this?
Fran: Of course not.
Maybe if I wore it a little more to
the side -
(adjusting the hat)
is that better?
You don't think it's tilted a
little too much.
Fran takes her compact out of her uniform pocket, opens it,
hands it to Bud.
(examining himself in
After all, this is a conservative
firm - I don't want people to
think I'm an entertainer...
His voice trails off. There is something familiar about the
cracked mirror of the compact -- and the fleur-de-lis
pattern on the case confirms his suspicion. Fran notices the
peculiar expression on his face.
Fran: What is it?
The mirror - it's ... broken.
Fran: I know. I like it this way - makes
me look the way I feel.